A beautiful day began and we got ourselves on the train to the university town of…
I did not really think of visiting the famous town until J mentioned to me that it is only about 30mins ride there by train.
So, we went to the town that helped shaped and/or inspired many notable writers whose works are so well-read and well-loved by many all over the world.
Brilliantly sunny weather!!! Sweet! May it last for as long as possible.
Taking the train there.
I must thank J for being my personal tour guide in this excursion, for bringing me (nearly) all over Oxford, seeing the sights, oohing at the marvels, ahhing at the rich heritage, feasting, running for the few precious minutes before closing time, and sharing a love for the literary world. (J herself is getting her PhD in English Literature. Sadly, not in Oxford.)
So, here are the photos and with snippets thrown in. Enjoy.
Lincoln College green. Looks like a chessboard .
Museum of History and Science where we see Einstein’s famous blackboard.
They, the museum, framed up this blackboard. It is pretty much their pride and joy.
The Oxford Bridge of Sighs. I wonder why.
The first Blackwell bookshop. And it is expansive. Check out the basement floor.
Very expensive books in this glass case.
A Blackwell staff recommended us to check out the exhibition next door. And so we did.
We managed to make it to the Natural History Museum 10 minutes before closing time. It was a lot of speed walking from the Botanical Gardens, but we made it. Phew!
All for seeing a little bird. Or what is left of it.
The Oxford Dodo. Not surprised where Lewis Carroll got his idea for the Dodo in his book.